New Literary Agent Alert: Monika Woods of InkWell Management

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Monika Woods of InkWell Management) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


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About Monika: Monika Woods began her publishing career working for Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group after graduating from the Columbia Publishing Course, where she worked with authors such as Marilynne Robinson, Ayana Mathis, Russell Banks, and Paul Harding. She joined InkWell Management in the Spring of 2013 to work with Kimberly Witherspoon and start building her own client list. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats and can be found writing about the book she just finished at or on Twitter at @booksijustread.

(Before you send out your query, look over a submission checklist.)

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Monika is seeking: Her interests include literary and commercial fiction, memoir, and compelling non-fiction in food, popular culture, science, and current affairs. Some of her dream projects include historical fiction about feminists, the Roma, and Maxim Lieber, darkly suspenseful stories (both true and made-up) with unreliable narrators, anything about Poland and its history, nonfiction that is creatively critical, and above all, novels written in a singular voice.

How to submit: Query Monika at monika [at] Please send both a query letter along with a short writing sample (1-2 chapters) in the body of your email, and she’ll be in touch if she would like to read more!

(If an agent rejects you, are they open to reviewing your revised submission?)

Are you open to representing all writers: Yes, Monika is very interested in representing writers from all over the world.


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